Sardinia

Sardinia

This guide to Malta, Gozo and Comina includes: topographical walking maps; fold-out touring maps; many short walks and picnic suggestions - suitable for hot summer days and for those with young children; and an update service with specific route-change information.

The Rough Guide to Sardinia

The Rough Guide to Sardinia

'The Rough Guide to Sardinia' is the essential handbook to one of the Mediterranean’s most intriguing islands. Features include - Full-colour section introducing Sardinia’s highlights; Informative accounts of all the sights, from the evocative prehistoric ruins of the nuraghi to Alghero’s old Spanish centre and the lively capital, Cágliari; Up-to-date reviews of the best places to eat, drink and sleep for every budget; Practical advice on exploring the island, including touring the rugged southern coastline and mountain hiking; Comprehensive coverage of Sardinia’s history, culture, art and festivals; Maps and plans for every area.

Sea and Sardinia

Sea and Sardinia

This 1997 edition of Sea and Sardinia records Lawrence's journey to Sardinia and back in January 1921.

A Prehistory of Sardinia, 2300-500 BC

A Prehistory of Sardinia, 2300-500 BC

The Nuragic 'civilization' of Bronze and Iron Age Sardinia, known for its monumental stone towers, sacred wells and peculiar bronze votive figurines, has long fascinated travellers and archaeologists. Yet only recently have scholars outside the island recognized the potential significance of these unique island societies in the development of broader ancient Mediterranean cultural patterns. One reason has been the relative inaccessibility of recent reference works on the Nuragic evidence. The present Prehistory attempts to remedy the need for a complete and up-to-date synthesis of all extant evidence on Nuragic settlement, technology, economy, trade and ritual. This original interpretation of archaeological, historical and iconographic data constitutes the first modern study of the origins and development of these societies to appear in English.

Archaeology and History in Sardinia from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages

Shepherds, Sailors, and Conquerors

Archaeology and History in Sardinia from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages

With one of the richest archaeological records and most complicated histories in the Mediterranean, Sardinia provides an important laboratory for studying the interaction of indigenous societies and outside forces in a partly isolated geographical context. Stephen L. Dyson and Robert J. Rowland, Jr. use both material culture and written documents to reconstruct the social and economic processes of an island society that showed both cultural creativity and continuity but responded to invasions from the Phoenicians through the Romans to the Aragonese. This first accessible reconstruction of island archaeology provides a balanced picture of the sweep of Sardinian history.

Medieval European Coinage: Volume 14, South Italy, Sicily, Sardinia

With a Catalogue of the Coins in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Medieval European Coinage: Volume 14, South Italy, Sicily, Sardinia

The coinage of south Italy, Sicily and Sardinia between the 10th century and the reign of Ferdinand the Catholic.

Sea and Sardinia

Sea and Sardinia


Sardinia

63 Selected Coastal and Mountain Walks

Sardinia


Sardinia

Sardinia

David Herbert Lawrence, the famous English writer, loved Italy. He traveled through it far and wide, often on foot. Sardinia inspired him, and he dedicated his excellent book to it, "Sea and Sardinia," where he wrote: "Sardinia is left outside of time and history." Of course, nowhere is left outside of time and history. However, Lawrence's affirmation has an absolute "poetic" truth, which captures and sums up a sensation which unites everyone who goes to Sardinia. The feeling of finding oneself in a region where the stunning beauty of nature, the limpid waters of the sea, the reserved and genuine character of the people, the exquisiteness of the many typical dishes, the ancient traditions, and the various expressions of Sardinian culture, will never change. In spite of the twists and turns of history, and in spite of the passing of time. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Byzantines, and Spanish all arrived in this beautiful island: Sardinia assimilated and reinterpreted all these different influences, integrated them into its own culture, but did not allow its heart, its profound way of feeling, to be touched or changed. This is a guide for a visit to Sardinia lasting ten days to two weeks. The itinerary starts from Olbia, on the Costa Smeralda, and then touches La Maddalena, Porto Torres, Sassari, Alghero, Macomer and its nuraghi, Oristano, Iglesias, Cagliari, Sorgono, Nuoro and Orosei. There are descriptions and photos of the attractions and description of the best beaches that are near the locations being described. Cuisine and several recipes in Sardinia are covered. It has information on how to get to Sardinia by either air or by a ferry service. It contains reviews on many restaurants in the towns covered by the guide. The guide is organized in a circular fashion; you can start from Olbia or from any other city where you can arrive via air or ferry. P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }

Sardinia

Sardinia

Sardinia welcomes pleasure seekers to the emerald waters of Costa Smeralda -- or the equally beautiful sapphire or turquoise waters of its other resorts. The capital, Cagliari, is a lively sea port founded by the Phoenicians, while the Catalans left their language and customs in the charming town of Alghero. Explore too, the mysteries of prehistoric monuments, nuraghe towers or tombe dei giganti (giant's tombs) scattered across the mountainous interior.